Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Snack Smarter with Skinnygirl Tasty Nutrition Bars and the Skinnygirl Snack Swap {Target Gift Card Prize Pack Giveaway!}

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The average American consumes 25% of their daily calories from snacks and I, for one, am sure that I am a part of that statistic. Heck, I'm probably above average in this case... and am not proud of it.

It seems like no matter what I do, I find myself snacking and, while I wish that I was at least reaching for the healthy foods in my kitchen, it just doesn't seem to happen. I mean well, but when my cravings for chocolate, sweets or salty snacks come on, nothing else seems to satisfy them. Ugh.

Fortunately, I've found a way to lessen my guilt while still providing my sweet tooth with the flavor it desires thanks to the indulgence of Skinnygirl Tasty Nutrition Bars!

Skinnygirl Tasty Nutrition Bars packaging

Founded by Bethenny Frankel, Skinnygirl empowers women to lead balanced lives by making healthy choices easy. Their products are created with distinctly high standards for the best ingredient quality, nutrient content and taste and, with the addition of Skinnygirl Tasty Nutrition Bars to the lineup, have made snacking easy!

Containing less than 200 calories each, Skinnygirl Tasty Nutrition Bars are packed with protein and fiber without compromising on decadent flavor. There is no need to sacrifice great taste for a healthful snack! Even better, these bars are also gluten free, kosher and contain no artificial sweeteners or flavors.

With options including Chocolate Peanut Butter with Sea Salt, Dark Chocolate Pretzel and Banana Oatmeal Dark Chocolate, how could I not be thrilled with having these in my cupboard?

Skinnygirl Tasty Nutrition Bars review

Yum! I love knowing that these Skinnygirl Tasty Nutrition Bars are a much healthier option for me than what I would otherwise be snacking on, and the taste can't be beat! While I'd love to be dipping pretzels directly into dark chocolate, why wouldn't I just reach for one of these instead?

Skinnygirl Tasty Nutrition Bars

Are you ready to reach for healthier snacks, too? To make swapping out snacks for more healthful options easier, Skinnygirl Daily has now launched the Skinnygirl Snack Swap website, featuring a tool that asks you to choose your favorite snack and then personally picks healthier options to match your craving.

Skinnygirl Snack Swap

You'll definitely want to stop by the Skinnygirl Snack Swap site, as there are plenty of nutritionist-approved healthy snack recipes to choose from and you can join in the fun by sharing photos of your snack swap on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using the hashtag #sgsnackswap!

snack swap recipes

While I was interested in trying out multiple of the snack swap recipes, right away I fell in love with the creativity and the simplicity of Vanilla Greek Yogurt with Natural Creamy Peanut Butter. Instead of eating something like Peanut Butter Cheesecake (mmmm!), this recipe only has two ingredients that are so much more nutritious!


¾ cup (6 oz) low-fat or fat-free vanilla Greek yogurt
2 Tbsp natural, creamy peanut butter


1. Mix peanut butter into yogurt. Enjoy!

As well as satisfying my desire for something sweet and salty, this swap provided protein and calcium (the Greek yogurt has much more than the cream cheese in cheesecake) and healthy fats, fiber and protein from the natural peanut butter. Forget all of the calories, added sugars and saturated fats when this fast and easy snack can be substituted instead!

peanut butter yogurt
Mine didn't end up nearly as artistic and pretty, but it still tasted good!

Snacking is sneaking into our diets more than ever before, so it's time to be prepared with a plan in place so that you can stick with your healthy-eating intentions. Head over to SkinnygirlSnackSwap.com today to see what great suggestions and recipes they'll have for you!

You'll also want to keep an eye out for Skinnygirl Tasty Nutrition Bars at Target stores, on Amazon, and directly from Skinnygirl Daily (where you can enter the coupon code SNACKSWAP17 for a $1 discount), to see just how convenient and yummy these healthful, anytime snacks are for yourself. Be sure to connect with Skinnygirl on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as well!

And, thanks to their generosity, one person will soon be prepared to snack healthier, because...

One lucky person will win a $25 Target gift card and an assortment of Skinnygirl Tasty Nutrition Bars!

Target gift card

A big thank you to Skinnygirl for providing Skinnygirl Tasty Nutrition Bar samples, a Target gift card and information for me as well as an additional prize pack for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.